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    Smoking Habit For Sale

    A guy in New Zealand has a novel way to try to quit smoking. The highest bidder will receive a contract whereby he hands over his right to smoke to them. The contract calls for him to pay the high bidder $1,000 for every cigarette he smokes. He is donating the proceeeds of the auction to the Cancer Society.

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    Re: Smoking Habit For Sale

    I quit smoking July 31 1996. I had jaw surgery that day and was in the hospital 2 days. I knew I wasn't supposed to smoke because of the stitches so I took it as an opportunity to quit (2 - 2 1/2 packs a day).

    Every time I wanted a smoke I would get up and take a walk around the block. I did a LOT of walking. I could not watch a 1/2 hour TV show because I would get so antsy and I would have to get up and walk around the block.

    It took many years before I stopped missing it but it is well worth it. I would hate to be spending $10 a day on that habit now.



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    Re: Smoking Habit For Sale

    I'm still curious as to why anyone would start smoking in the first place. Smoking appears to only be an expense, monetarily and health-wise.



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    Re: Smoking Habit For Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    I'm still curious as to why anyone would start smoking in the first place. Smoking appears to only be an expense, monetarily and health-wise.
    Most start when they are teenagers and don't think about those things. Or, they start by saying "I'll just smoke when I drink" and end up with a regular habit.

    I actually had a co-worker about 10 years ago who started smoking when she was almost 30. I don't know what the hell she was thinking.



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    Re: Smoking Habit For Sale

    I will be auctioning the right to be a sardonic jerk on this board. I will transfer the rights to the highest bidder.

    Seller reserves the right to continue to be sardonic jerk. All proceeds will be retained by seller. Viewer discretion is advised.



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    Re: Smoking Habit For Sale

    Great to hear people stopped smoking, but more help is on the way. The new up for debate health care plan has a special section just for smokers. It tells what to do to avoid future smoking problems. If that does not work, the plan will increase the financial cost through taxes.


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